USRI Contacts

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Contacts for Each Faculty and School

Faculty/School Contact
Arts & Humanities

Classical Studies: Jonathan Vickers
English and Writing Studies: Shelli Hunter 
French Studies & Linguistics: Renée Vachon
Languages and Cultures: Dawn Gingrich 
Visual Arts: Linda Meloche 
Philosophy: Elisa Kilbourne
Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies: Junyu Ke
School for Advanced Studies in the Arts & Humanities (SASAH): Aara Suksi

Don Wright Faculty of Music Karen Kueneman
Education Malihe Mehdizadeh Allaf
Engineering Kristen Edwards
Health Sciences Roberta Bgeginski
Information & Media Studies Karen Kueneman
Law Karen Kueneman
Ivey Business School Amanda Philavong
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry Kathleen Petts
Science Biology - Dr. Anne Simon
Chemistry - Dr. Joe Gilroy
Computer Science - Dr. Mike Katchabaw
Earth and Environmental Sciences - 
Mathematics and Applied Mathematics - Dr. Chris Kapulkin  ​
Physics and Astronomy - Jennifer Tilston
Statistical and Actuarial Science - Dr. Serge Provost
Social Science Anthropology - Janice Sutherland
DAN Management and Organizational Studies - Gloria R Dawson  ​
Economics - Roma MacFarlane; Debra Merrifield
Geography Kylie Willis
History Rebecca Northcott
Political Science - Shannon Doyle ​
Psychology - Kimberley Baxter
Sociology - Gayle Finlay


The USRI program is administered at the faculty/school level. For program-specific questions, please contact Western Research Internal Grants,